Hidey-Hoe my peeps. I hope you had a great weekend. We have been so busy for the past week, working on remodeling the front of our home and yard. Lemme just say, OY! My back, lol…my partner is amazing. He does more work by 8 am everyday than most people do in an entire day. It looks incredible now, I love that man! It’s just the first phase of the revamping going on. This winter we plan to continue on the studio remodel, we will be adding a huge gallery space and future classroom! Also we will be building a live stage. When we shoot live video’s and for our newest idea….drum roll, please…
We have an annual art sale every year, this year we thought it would be fun to take it to the internets and have weekly Art auctions! Every Saturday in November we will be live on our You Tube channel !
Don’t miss it, we plan to have a surprise or two up our sleeves every week. Plus you get to watch us be goofy and try to figure all this stuff out! It’ll be a blast. I’m really excited about it and am hoping it’s just as good of an event, as when we have been hosted locally. We are going to open the art vault and bring out the best of the years works! We plan on super low opening bids and hopefully everyone will consider it a win-win. 🙂 Can’t wait, I hope you will join us 11/3/18!
In other arty news, I’m still working on the oil paintings…update photos:
She is One With It All- 24″ x 20″ x 2″ -Oils- HA! 2018
This one is at rest. I think I may sign her…or I may not. I’m thinking about it.
This one is WA?’s new one…it’s looking real good, WIP:
So, there’s that, what else is there? Oh yeah, I’ll be learning a new skill this week. Sewing! With a machine! OMG. I am a capable woman, I can do almost anything…except sew. I’ve always wanted to know how to do it and we have dear friends who are having a costume party! Hence the sewing. We are going as the King and Queen of Cups from the tarot deck. Today I am making a kings crown and later, the man is going to show me how to use the sewing machine. I will then make the most fabulous capes the world has ever seen. Followed by a kings tunic and fancy scepter. The Queen is regal and a little less embellished…but she reads the tarot deck and sees the future! I’m gonna so rock this…I hope! 🙂 I’ll post pictures when we get them done an thank goodness my partner is down for the teaching. Good lord I’ll be Michael Kors in no time, watch out RuPaul, I’m coming for ya! lol
That’s all for me, I gotta go be fantastic and then make dinner. It’s a life. A good gig if you can get it. Love to all, HA!
I’m still working over here, the oils have been getting most of my attention. I did make a new pour painting content video, check it out.
Here’s some progress pictures of the current oil paintings on the easel wall:
I’m off to the races, many things happening here and all at once…ain’t that just the way it goes? 🙂 Keep smiling and grit your teeth, there’s work to do! Big love to you and thanks for being here today, HA!
Quote in title: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hello there. I hope this finds you well. All my love to those in the storms way. I am sending prayers for all life. Big Love.
Okay, well. This week? Yeah, I’m done. It’s been too long, too hard and too many dramas, for this human. I might be a little spun out on the whole adulting gig. UGH. I would go into detail…but whhhhhy? It won’t make anything any better, trust me, I’ve talked myself blue in the face.
It is always, (seems these days) a battle for living a life that is, enough. I don’t want it all, I’m good like that. I just want to reach the point of enough, so I can breathe a little easier. Enough love & attention, enough money & time, enough smarts & wisdom, you get the idea. Who needs perfection? Not me. A little more harmony and balance would work wonders for my internal view of myself. That darn inner-self is such a hot-mess of needy-ness. I swear, just when I think I have her patched up and running right, BAM! The Universe has a morbid sense of humor far as I can tell. Either that, or I am a special kind of weirdo. 🙂
I found my big girl panties and worked the knot out. This has been such a topsy-turvy year. I can validate myself, I am enough, I can keep going because I have that much faith. On with it then…pity party is over.
Tons of great art happening! That’s a good thing, a very, very good thing. WA? and I are working on a new business idea. We are thinking about creating a subscription box fluid painting kit. A new kit every month and content too. We are still fleshing out the curation for the 12 months, to make sure the kits are exciting, easy and so fun that you’ll be excited to do the next months project. It would all kick off with the big PRO kit and then be monthly 5 new colors with canvas and pre-mixed paints. The content would support the kits with skill shares and experimenting with surprises, maybe even monthly live feed tutorials, too! All that for a low monthly fee and at the end of the year, you would have 67 squeeze bottles and every color known to man…lol, almost. 🙂 And a years worth of skill practice. Everyone is an artist with our kits!
What do you think? Any takers? I’d love some feedback on the idea, I’d love to move to pre-production by the end of the month, so the launch can happen before Christmas! Can you imagine giving a art gift that happened every month for an entire year? I think I’d love it, what about you?
In other arty news…I’m oil painting this week and here are some pictures of those works, still WIP’s, because, oils. I’m having fun being at the easel right now so that’s how I’m gonna roll for now. I hope to have a new content video on the fluid art by Sunday, this week So, check back for that, or even better, just click over to the channel and subscribe! Pretty please and thank you. <3
Well, that’s got to wrap it up for me today. I am so grateful you stopped by today, thank you for that. I hope your day is, enough. I wish you enough in all ways. Big Love, HA!
that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. ~Dean Koontz
Hey there, happy Monday to you. I’m mining talents, motivations and skill sets like a mad woman over here. 🙂 We have so many things happening at once and the end of the year is nigh. That was a fast year, am I right? It flew by in a flurry of dramas, feelings and periodic outrage. (for me at least)
It was a super fast weekend, dedicated to time with family. We have the youngest son ( of 4) turning 16 today, so we spent time with him. He had a good birthday weekend. <3 As it should be.
Self Care in the middle of stressful times
We did talk a bit about the things we are doing and propagating in our system. Accountability starts with ourselves and sometime requires a touch of, holding feet to the fire. We want to live in this world fully, its just been so dense the last couple of years. (the energy-flow-mass mind think) That’s made it harder, on the daily, on the flip side, it’s made the art making…spectacular. Studio time is a daily thing, we work, we show up, we stay honest and we work. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in a day this way.
I have not made any art in 5 days. (because there was no extra time in the schedule) It’s getting to me. I am wanting to avoid all the adulting and play in my studio with loud music and chocolate cherries for lunch. I want to indulge, surrender, let flow happen. Forget about this life for a little while. Time management…yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Again with the adulting…this is more my speed today.
lol Wouldn’t that be nice? To wake up and go stand on a rock in the ocean for the sunrise? Sounds about like perfect to me. Hello sun! I love you!
Thing is, I have to do the stuff before I can do the other stuff which will make some time available for the stuff I want to do. To avoid overwhelm and underwhelm, which is worse for myself personally, I lay out the day and start at the top of the list. Including a prioritization for myself, in the mix.
This exercise isn’t just a good way to stay on top of things, it’s also an act of self care. If I’m in there somewhere, I get to make art! I also will feel great about my time because I earned it, so it’s guilt free! (I like rewards, they work for me)
I hope all is working in your world. I hope you are doing well. I love you and am grateful you stopped by today. I better go bust a move on the day, lots to do and miles to go. Take care of yourselves out there. We can’t change the world if we don’t start with ourselves. Be the love you need in the world. <3 That’s my motto. Love everyone. Be kind. Take no shit. Easy peasy.
Till next time,
P.S. we’ve been adding to the content videos for the kit…check it out!
Quote in title: Shakespeare
Hey there, what a difference a day can make, you know?
Nothing in the outside world changed, it’s still a dumpster fire out there. I allowed all my feelings, grace and space for 24 hours. This morning, I still have a racing brain and a hard time meditating. Though my heart and soul are resting, with more ease. The tightness in my chest and pain in my neck and shoulders, diminished and healing. Allowing and radical acceptance of what is, works for me, every time. Yay for me, figuring out how to handle my own self care! It only took 48 years of practice. LOL
Aren’t we just amazing creatures? I think we are. I think we are, for sure.
The thing is, I can’t know what I don’t know. I can bone up on every subject and become the professional student of life. OR…I could allow myself to be present in every moment and find out who I am in those moments, kind of like a surprise party for myself. 🙂 When I realize I’m not going to please everyone AND I am not pretending in anyway about being me…then my soul can rest and my brain can bleed out all the art that sustains the very life inside of me.
Today I am excited to accomplish my hit list of things I need to do and have to do. Today, I feel like I can re-frame negatives into mindful positives. Today I found a little basket of hope in the back corner. Its a full basket too! Yay for me again! I’ve learned to save a little bit extra in my mental pantry…for when times get tough. I am really kicking ass at this being alive thing today, YAY!
I had better get to the actual doing. I hope to release a couple of new content videos for the PRO kit (which is now available, hint, hint), over the next couple of days. I also have a stack of paperwork to do for the business and the house. I am still packing kits and making art, daily when possible. The courses I was taking for basic filmmaker skills and photography, have come to an end and I am applying what was learned. The videos are improving with every shoot and edit. We are growing! It’s awesome! I am so grateful for, well, everything. Even the hardness in life can remind the soul palette, how sweet life can be, too.
I love you, I hope you have the day you need. Thanks so much for stopping by my little world. I am grateful for you. <3 HA!
Do something nice for you today, you deserve the love! <3
Hello everyone! Happy Friday, I hope you have had a good week so far. I mean if you don’t go online, don’t read anything or watch any news…it’s all easily, just peachy-keen. I do know what’s happening out there and I am trying to control my disgust and outrage…basically so I don’t hurt my own system. How do I get to escape, you ask? Art Making. I get to the easel, table, stand, what have you and I make art. Yeah, so there’s that.
In other news, I am now officially in the last year of my youth. 49 has arrived and I plan to enjoy the heck out of it, come hell or high water.
I did get a little art in this week and I painted this really nice painting, on the full moon. I mean I painted the full moon while the full moon was happening. Did you see it? It was so amazing!!! It looked like this…
🙂 At least that’s how I saw it. With my artist eyes. I filmed it of course…so here’s the reel. I hope you enjoy watching it come to life. 🙂
The original artwork should make it to the sales floor soon…I need to get myself an assistant that loves inputting info to the computer, takes great product and art photos and files stuff…heck, I just need to borrow someone’s cloning machine. Anyone? 🙂
I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I got to burn rubber on the day. I love you and thanks so much for being here today. HA!
Hey everyone! WA got to spend some time this weekend doing his thing. It was awesome and I have the video to prove it. Check it out!
Have a wonderful day everyone, I have to scoot to the day job. Love you! <3 HA!
P.S. Below you’ll see an ad for paint, it’s the same paint we use in our studio! I found this package deal through amazon and if you have been wanting to find a great (Fabulous!!!) paint that you can easily get…this is the brand! Try it out in your studio and tell us what you think!Creative Inspirations Acrylic Paint Set Non-Toxic School Value Artist Acrylic Painting Set & Carrying Case, Smooth, Rich, and Creamy Paint Large Bottles – [Set of 12-16 oz Bottles]
Quote in the title: Marcus Aurelius
It’s Monday, not just any Monday. It’s the Monday before the Pro Kit launch on Saturday. I’m still editing and finishing the content videos for that kit. We are listening to the voice within. We are hearing, learning, feeling, exploring our way into this vast world we share. In my head I see us like the painting below…
Nice, right? It’s really hard to do, in real life. I am deeply, intensively immersed in the learning part at the moment. I’m studying the art of product video commercials and I had a little break through on the practice of commercial making. In my last post
I was talking about the video commercials I was making for the beginner pour paint kit and how I was making progress. I am a fast learner and I love to learn new things. Take a look at the new Pro Kit commercial and see…if I’m lying I’m dying…WORD, I feel good about this one.
Well? Wasn’t that a better execution of the first 5 rules of commercials?
I think so. The rules are:
- Clearly define the Purpose
- Clearly define the Audience
- Clearly define the Message
- Clearly define the Command
- make the commercial
Yeah, I think so, I rang that bell a little and I’m proud of myself.
This week I’ll be setting up the studio for the launch party on Saturday. We will have food and music and PAINTING…lol and we will be filming the event. That should make for some great new content and we get to see people use the kits, live for the first time. It’s gonna be a heck of a good time.
I’ve also been practicing with the 10 second and 30 second spots. Here are some examples of those runs, for those who are following along on the learning adventure too. I’m learning the 5 second spot and I’m still working on my 20 second spot.
Well, I am off to the races. I hope your day goes well. Thanks for being here today, it matters a bunch to me!! <3 Big Love to every one! HA!